Conspiracy theory and cognitive style: a worldview

  title={Conspiracy theory and cognitive style: a worldview},
  author={Neil Dagnall and Kenneth Graham Drinkwater and Andrew Parker and Andrew Denovan and Matt Parton},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
This paper assessed whether belief in conspiracy theories was associated with a particularly cognitive style (worldview). The sample comprised 223 volunteers recruited via convenience sampling and included undergraduates, postgraduates, university employees, and alumni. Respondents completed measures assessing a range of cognitive-perceptual factors (schizotypy, delusional ideation, and hallucination proneness) and conspiratorial beliefs (general attitudes toward conspiracist thinking and… 

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